#1
Hey guys, relatively newbie player here.

My crappy Behringer modelling amp (which I've had for almost two years) keeps dropping in volume recently. Im playing and then it suddenly goes quiet and then goes back up again. I'm wondering whether this is a common issue with cheap amps or whether it could possibly be something loose in my guitar's input jack?

The jack itself came loose a while back and so I took it in to get fixed up and seems stable (and I trust my guitar shop guys, lol) so I hope that that isn't the problem...


Thanks.
#3
Do the honorable thing and set it on fire. It'll thank you for it.
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#4
The amp you mean? Haha, yeah. I've decided to get a DAW like Cubase or something and Amplitube(or similar) until I can get a tube amp. I guess it isnt worth fixing my Behringer?
#5
Is it a tube amp? You might have to change the tubes, and you probably should asap before something breaks.
#6
No, its a solid state. Was just wondering whether its a common issue for these amps or if it could result from a poor guitar jack repair... I don't have any other electrics to test whether its the guitar or amp.
#7
One thing you could do is borrow another guitar with a new cable and try it on the amp. If it happens with another guitar plus cable you'll know it is the amp as a definite. As everyone has made it very clear I wouldn't bother paying to have it fixed again. If you want another amp there are some awesome amps going cheap second hand you just need to look a little.
#8
Quote by Edox442
Hey guys, relatively newbie player here.

My crappy Behringer modelling amp (which I've had for almost two years) keeps dropping in volume recently. Im playing and then it suddenly goes quiet and then goes back up again. I'm wondering whether this is a common issue with cheap amps or whether it could possibly be something loose in my guitar's input jack?

The jack itself came loose a while back and so I took it in to get fixed up and seems stable (and I trust my guitar shop guys, lol) so I hope that that isn't the problem...


Thanks.



yes it might be the guitar's jack.

to know you'll want to remove the jack and see if both wires are still connected to the jack.

or you can try a different guitar and cable thru that amp.

(i think like suggested somewhere in here)
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#10
Did you find the problem?
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Pod HD500x

RIP:
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Cmatmods analog chorus, phaser, tremoglo, signa drive, butah, and deeelay
walrus Audio Descent
#11
Input jacks developing cracked solder joints where mounted to the circuit board is common.
#12
Is it a tube amp?

If yes: maybe the crystal lettuce is torn
If no: maybe you need a tube amp
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#13
^how many times does he have to say no?
Ibanez SIR27
Pod HD500x

RIP:
Mesa Boogie Roadster 2x12 combo
Cmatmods analog chorus, phaser, tremoglo, signa drive, butah, and deeelay
walrus Audio Descent
#14
many, many times.
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B-52 AT-100
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MXR Phase 90
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#15
Hm, well the wires to my jack seem legit. I suppose it must be my amp. :|
#16
2 years is a suprisingly long life for a behringer product..
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#17
Quote by Juared
Is it a tube amp?

If yes: maybe the crystal lettuce is torn
If no: maybe you need a tube amp

Crystal lettuce is in a solid state amp.
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